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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most important parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more necessary. Winters in Murrieta are always changing and the coldest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you find a professional technician, here are a few things you can examine first:

  1. Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most universal causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time passing through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to switch off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these problems and keep you warm.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep continuous tabs on your thermostat batteries to ensure that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or marker on your thermostat. If there is, it’s time to swap out the batteries on your thermostat.
  3. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to overlook little things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this vital step, especially if there was a recent spike in temperature that may have caused you to switch off the “heat” setting.
  4. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, find the breakers that operate your furnace:
    1. [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On side. If it is Off or in the middle of the two spots, cycle the breaker to Off and then reset it to On.
    2. The switch that looks like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, spot. It can often be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is usually the problem with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only require a few minutes to reboot.

Walking through these steps is a straightforward and effective way of checking the efficiency of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Murrieta expert. If there are still difficulties after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the trouble might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Cool Air Solutions in Murrieta.

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